PrimeNet Direct Marketing Solutions Earns SOC 2 Data Security Rating Following Audit
LARGO, FL—July 2, 2014—PrimeNet Direct Marketing Solutions, a nationwide provider of direct mail and statement processing services that have delivered value to clients since 1962, has successfully completed a rigorous 3rd-party audit that ensures industry-leading data security safeguards are in place.
After completing a comprehensive compliance examination, PrimeNet has met the strict requirements of the Service Organization Control (SOC 2) Type 1 process.
“In our industry, absolute security of all client data is an unconditional requirement of doing business in the most professional manner possible,” said Mark Keefe, president of PrimeNet. “Achieving this level of data security compliance reflects our culture of always providing superior, value-added, industry leading services to our cherished clients.”
Keefe observed that the majority of firms in the direct mail services and statement processing industry do not meet similar standards of data security compliance, “so it is clearly a market differentiator for us.”
The rigorous examination and final attestation were executed by 360 Advanced, P.A., a national, multi-service, licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) firm that specializes in integrated compliance solutions for service providers related to internal controls, security, confidentiality, privacy, processing integrity, availability and other elements critical to information surety.
Completing the SOC 2 formal compliance examination enhances a service provider’s reputation for security, reliability and professionalism, and can give it a competitive advantage in an era in which data breaches are becoming more frequent and costly.
“The 360 Advanced team worked with us closely, and they were very open and willing to explain everything, guiding us through and helping us find resolution in the areas we needed to improve,” commented Julie Fleming, director of technical services at PrimeNet. “They were tremendous.”
With over 50 years of experience, PrimeNet has a strong, national presence as a direct marketer, with operations in Largo, FL, and satellite locations throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. PrimeNet is a full-service, direct marketing company that offers expertise in data analytics, list management, variable data, printing, mail processing, Web online order-entry and program support. The company was founded in 1962.